Tottenham get ready for Dortmund Champions League test

File photo of Mauricio Pochettino. Photograph:( AFP )

Reuters London, UK Feb 12, 2019, 10.26 PM (IST)

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday (February 12) that he believes his side can beat any team they face.

Spurs face German league leaders Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday, but despite injuries to Harry Kane and Deli Alli the Argentinian is confident his side can get a positive result.

Spurs have kept pace in the Premier League without Kane and Alli and currently lie in third place, five points behind league leaders Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool.

Pochettino's side looked to be heading out of the Champions League after taking just one point from their first three group stage games, however, wins over PSV Eindhoven and Inter Milan followed by a draw at Barcelona were enough to see them qualify for the knockout stages in second place.

Last season Spurs went out at the same stage to Juventus after losing at home following a draw in Turin, but Pochettino said that game will have no bearing on tomorrow at Wembley, where defender Jan Vertonghen expects a packed stadium will be right behind the home side.

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Spurs have kept pace in the Premier League without Kane and Alli and currently lie in third place, five points behind league leaders Manchester City and second-placed Liverpool.